Eastern Division abutments coming down.

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Eastern Division abutments coming down.

Postby arthur d. » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:57 pm

Some time in July, the state of New Hampshire will remove the bridge abutments that carried the Eastern Division over Drakeside road in Hampton, NH.
Drakeside road, just west (compass south) of Hampton station, is in serious need of repair at the bridge site, and the abutments create a dangerous choke point, so during the road rebuilding project, the granite blocks that compose the abutments will be removed and reused in a sea-wall project further up the coast. The bridge itself went north years ago to be used on a snowmobile trail.
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Re: Eastern Division abutments coming down.

Postby A320 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:50 pm

Hi Arthur,

I haven't been down Drakeside Rd. in ages, so I didn't realize that the bridge had been taken down.

And, I just noticed on Bing Maps that the Walton Rd. bridge in Seabrook is gone, too.

Thanks for the update.
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Re: Eastern Division abutments coming down.

Postby b&m 1566 » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:12 pm

The bridge on Walton Road was taken down about 5 years ago, I'd imagine the abundments for that road don't have much longer either.
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Re: Eastern Division abutments coming down.

Postby Manalishi » Sat Jun 17, 2017 11:01 pm

Here's a few shots of the Drakeside crossing I shot today. The tracks are still intact south of Drakeside Road to about the Hampton Falls station site. I remember watching trains cross the Drakeside Road bridge in the 70s on their way to the Seabrook Power Plant which was under construction then.

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Re: Eastern Division abutments coming down.

Postby arthur d. » Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:08 pm

Unless something has changed, Seabrook likes its abutments. I forget who told me, either the PD or highway dept, they act like a sort of vertical speed bump.

Dibs on the bridge marker at Drakeside.
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Re: Eastern Division abutments coming down.

Postby arthur d. » Fri Jun 30, 2017 9:55 pm

Update; The destruction begins July 5th.
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